I thought I’d have so much more time to sit and write about my Whole 30 experience this month and it’s already Day 12! Time is going by quicker than I feared, but not because the Whole 30 plan is “no big deal.” It’s taken a lot of effort, daily, if not hourly, but it’s now becoming a new normal. And more importantly, it’s giving me the time and space I needed to give to so many other things!Read More
Completing a Whole 30 doesn’t have to be as daunting, scary, or difficult as you imagined. I put off completing my first program for almost a year before I really understood that I was craving food FREEDOM more than I was craving FOOD. On Day 4, I share my experience thus far and some of my favorite meal ideas.Read More
I love enjoying my food, but I don’t love when I look forward to certain foods (or drinks) more than other parts of my day, when I look to them for comfort or distraction, or spend more energy and time debating on whether or not to have them than it takes me to write a post like this. I’m so excited to start this Whole 30 journey and share it with you!Read More
About a year or two ago, I “hated” the idea of the Whole 30. It was too strict, too temporary, unrealistic, and unnecessary. Plus, I didn’t really “want” to lose weight at the time, so it didn’t apply to me.
Fast forward to a few months ago, I listened to the stories, I researched the science, and I understood that completing an actual Whole 30, even though it can result in weight loss for some people, was really about so much more.Read More
Even if you’re a superfood-eating, yoga-practicing, stress-free superstar, there may be a few “healthy” practices you have that you can improve based on your dosha.
Do the words burned-out, hot-headed, fired up, irritable, or rash sound familiar to you? These words also reflect imbalances that are caused by excess heat in the body. Ayurveda calls this heat “Pitta.”Read More
No one is campaigning for ice cream Monday's or cheez-it Thursday’s. Right? But wine Wednesday’s... wine socials... wine everything ... is EVERYWHERE! It’s no wonder you always have it in your head and the lady you pass at the grocery store (nah, ladies) always have it in their cart. We live in a wine culture. It’s on every TV show, podcast, commercial.Read More
Vata doshas can get a bad reputation for being flighty, distracted, and “all over the place,” but this isn’t the case 100 percent of the time. No one wants to feel unfocused and unreliable. Embrace your energetic spirit while being self-aware and prepared to counteract any vata imbalances that come up.Read More
Imposter Syndrome is when, regardless of how well you perform at something or your credentials, you fear that those around you are going to judge you or "call you out" on not knowing what you're talking about. That you're a fraud. That you're actually not good at all at what you do. Prior to listening to this podcast episode, I don't think I would have used this phrase to describe myself. After it, I was easily convinced.Read More
I write this post with a lot of emotion because regardless of what I look like or what YOU think I look like or what YOU think I eat, I am frustrated. I'm frustrated when I don't know what I "can" or "should" eat so I'll feel my best. I'm frustrated when I feel like I should pass on something and I give in and eat it anyway (and then am annoyed because of it)...Read More
And I feel like at this point in my life, my health, and my career, it's time to just DO THE THING. And I'm completing my first WHOLE 30 with the intention of releasing the eating habits that I feel "addicted to" and to figure out exactly which foods I'm sensitive to with a proper reintroduction plan (more on that later).Read More
Sometimes my clients are inconsistent or we disagree. But that’s not the hardest part about what I do. I became certified as a health counselor many years ago because it's in my SOUL to help others figure out this absolutely crazy, confusing, and contradicting world of natural wellness and nutrition. It is confusing. I've changed my mind, my perspective, my programs and offers because I learned more. And here’s what I found.Read More
Sometimes it's harder to do the things that matter, the things that are good for us. It's really ALL in how we look at it. And something that literally changed my life about a year ago was switching that ONE phrase, "have to", to the phrase "get to."Read More
Do you ever struggle with whether or not to "let yourself off the hook" and skip the gym or have an extra cookie? Or are you being too easy on yourself and giving up on your healthy eating efforts? You could say that you are trying to do something, you're wishing for something to happen, you could or should be doing something. But shoulds aren't going to get you very far.Read More
A vegan diet also includes food products that may not be super healthy, but still don’t have any form of animal product in them, like vegan cookies. You can call it what you want, but these days, a vegan cookie isn’t exactly considered a plant-based, whole food.
A whole-foods plant-based diet consists of foods that come from the earth, in their whole form. You can practice a plant-based diet, which means that you eat mostly foods that are plants like seeds, nuts, legumes, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. And guess what, you can eat this way and actually…yes…get “enough” protein in your diet.Read More
Not everyone is going to like that you say no to their invitations to hangout with certain groups. Not everyone is going to support you quitting your job or even who you decide to live with or marry. It's ok not to please everyone around you and it's ok to disagree with someone you love. What does matter? That you believe in you and your choices.Read More
About 6 months ago, I came across a company no one seems to have heard of, a little plant-based herbal company with SUPER clean herbal blends that support an endless number of health concerns, everything from inflammation to digestion support to hormonal balancing and increasing energy. These specifically have found to be ideal for almost every woman I know, especially moms.Read More